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The Final Issue marks the end of DesignIndia publication. This issue contains a glimpse of people and stories that filled pages of DesignIndia for 12 memorable years, and behind the scenes with the team that made it happen.

In this Issue: 12 years of DesignIndia; Back story: Sudhir Sharma, Marianna Sharma, Anshika Seth, Ashvina Vakil, Nilesh Kamble, Pallavi Jain, Tarun Thakkar, Deepak Gautam, Satyajit Harpude, Pradeep Arora

A Legacy Continues

Leveraging the success of his family's export business, Naman Jain is focusing on creating a retail presence in India

A Legacy Continues

5 mins

Creating KAIRA

Long fascinated by Indian fabric, Nikita Gupta has launched an attractive line of contemporary apparel in traditional block prints

Creating KAIRA

4 mins

Stories faces tell

Aditya Narula dabbled in various vocations before he realized portraiture was the best way to express the fascinating complexities of the people he encountered along the way

Stories faces tell

6 mins

time tested DESIGN

Surrounded by art and architecture as a child, Sarah Sham went on to take the family antiques business in a new direction through her interior design venture

time tested DESIGN

3 mins

DANGEROUSLY DELICATE

Kavya Potluri's attention to minute detail is what sets her intricate and unconventional jewelry apart

DANGEROUSLY DELICATE

5 mins

music as muse

A multidisplinary visual artist, Aaron Pinto, also known as Kidsquidy, has had an interesting journey that started with MTV and has him now working on everything from music videos to stage design

music as muse

8 mins

DEVELOPING A DISCOURSE

Documentary photographer Taha Ahmad believes his work has a greater purpose than merely being admired by a select audience for its esthetic value. It's when people are able to see the underside of society and understand the prevailing social injustice that the work tries to reveal that it is truly worthwhile.

DEVELOPING A DISCOURSE

10+ mins

Tiny little Stories

Creating miniature worlds allows Ruchika Nambiar to continue to play childlike games of make-believe

Tiny little Stories

8 mins

The Richness Of Handmade

Amit Vijaya and Richard Pandav are committed to bringing together many hands and hearts through their clothing label ‘amrich’

The Richness Of Handmade

6 mins

The perfect balance

Aniruddh Mehta is as much graphic designer as visual artist, and he tries to do justice to both through his work at Studio Bigfat

The perfect balance

5 mins

The Nature of Light

Prateek Jain and Gautam Seth of Klove Studio combine the delicacy of hand blown glass with the sturdiness of metals to create a breathtaking range of lighting options.

The Nature of Light

6 mins

The Creative curve

As partners at GCD Studios, graphic designers Shahana Jain and Devshree Sahai contribute enthusiastically to the ‘creation of ideas without boundaries’.

The Creative curve

10+ mins

All ABOUT SCALE

A well known industrialist, Dr. Naushad Forbes is Co-Chairman, Forbes Marshall, India's leading steam engineering and control instrumentation company. He is on the Board of several educational institutions and public companies and was recently listed in the Indian Express list of the 100 most influential Indians. His is also a familiar name in Indian design circles. As former Chairman Governing Council National Institute of Design (NID), and Chairman India Design Council (IDC), Dr. Forbes has been able to work at bridging the still large gap between industry and design in the country.

5 mins

NO NEED TO HIDE

By encouraging traditional leather artisans to explore recycled rubber and other material, Sudheer Rajbhar is giving them the opportunity to keep their skills alive

NO NEED TO HIDE

3 mins

A NATURAL INSTINCT

Nibha Sikander’s 3D figures of birds and insects are intended to draw attention to the wonders of nature. She tells Sonalee Tomar of ‘The Indian Curator’ how she was drawn to the art of paper-cutting.

A NATURAL INSTINCT

4 mins

A moving experience

Amrish Patel and Darshan Soni came together to share a common vision that has since come alive through striking explorations of kinetic art

A moving experience

6 mins

A Rare Talent

A rare talent Artist, designer and maker is how Revati Jayakrishnan describes herself, and her work is a stunning testimony to all three.

A Rare Talent

4 mins

Drawing On Life

Visual artist Taarika John gave up a career in advertising to chart a freelance path where she’s inspired by all that’s happening around her!

Drawing On Life

5 mins

No Sleeping On The Job!

As Lead Interior Designer at Bentley Motors Limited, Rajesh Kutty seems to have found his niche, even while he sometimes sacrifices sleep to work on other design projects

No Sleeping On The Job!

6 mins

Seeking Movement In Clay

Seeking Movement In Clay

Seeking Movement In Clay

7 mins

The Drive To Design

As Head of Design for Tata Motors, Pratap Bose leads a large team across three global design studios. His attempts to bring synergy between the three have enabled the Indian automotive giant to introduce a range of passenger and commercial vehicles that aspire to compete in the global arena.

The Drive To Design

8 mins

Staying A Head Of The Game

Siblings Atishe Chordia and Nishyta Chordia have brought together their engineering and design backgrounds to create a cuttingedge digital solutions company

Staying A Head Of The Game

4 mins

Piecing Stories Together

Jewelry and accessory designer Kritha Makwana finds inspiration in discarded bits and bobs that tell their own forgotten tales 

Piecing Stories Together

3 mins

When Change is The Buzzword

Design entrepreneur Niladri Mukherjee believes that successful product design happens when the design team sits at the strategy table as a partner and is able to question and provide insight and inputs on the direction that a company takes. As Founder and Managing Director of New Delhi-based Glue Design Pvt. Ltd., he has been able to ensure that his team is engaged in some path breaking product design indeed!

When Change is The Buzzword

10+ mins

Play Of Light

Installation artist and designer Vibhor Sogani illuminates spaces with his striking creations.

Play Of Light

5 mins

Beyond The Lines

Anand Radhakrishnan has a knack for storytelling that comes to life through his illustrations.

Beyond The Lines

6 mins

Auto Focus

Whether it’s automobiles or animals in the frame, the eye behind Gaurav Thombre’s camera is trained to capture the most stunning images.

Auto Focus

5 mins

Top Honors

Balkrishna Doshi receives the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the first ever Indian to be honored with architecture’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

Top Honors

2 mins

A Legend Lives on

POOL connects with Mira Nakashima, who has nurtured her famous father’s legacy with love and dedication.

A Legend Lives on

3 mins

Animal Prints

Rohan Sharad Dahotre’s illustrations are inspired by his wish to give something back to nature.

Animal Prints

4 mins

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Designindia Magazine Description:

PublisherIndi Design

CategoryArt

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyMonthly

THE essential guide to contemporary, Indian Design, Art and Innovation that runs the gamut of creativity, from unknown designers to the celebrated, from Indian fashion, art, architecture, industrial design, film and furniture. POOL has unparalleled access to the India’s most talented people, the industry they frequent and the desirable objects they make. The magazine showcases all this via exclusive features that are insightful, entertaining and presented with style. 
Distinguished by the quality of people that POOL covers, POOL has been an indispensable part of the creative life for the world's curious for nearly 3 years. Our well-heeled readership shape opinions and trends in India and across the region. This creative and influential group is almost impossible to reach - except through the pages of POOL. 

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